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2022-07-04 Rejoicing in Community 24:26
Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2022-07-04 What I Learned from Community 33:23
Ayya Santacitta
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2022-07-02 Undivided Attention 1:26:47
Nathan Glyde
How much of our lives do we live distracted and dispersed? Diverted away from being gathered, sensitive, and present. When we divide our attention, we move away from wholesomeness and fulfilment. We drift from freedom into dukkha. Guided meditation and talk with questions and responses in the Online Dharma Hall of Gaia House.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Jul 2022

2022-06-29 Building Resilience from the Four Brahmaviharas 36:51
Tuere Sala
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-06-29 Practicing with Polarization, Differences, and Conflict 2 65:26
Donald Rothberg
We explore further a number of skillful practices and dharma resources for situations involving polarization, differences, and conflict, whether internal, relational, or collective that were identified in the previous week. Two days after last week's talk, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade; we start by examining the nature of polarization at the social level. We look also at the possibility of belonging, community, non-polarization, and moving toward Dr. King's "beloved community," in the midst of differences. Then we focus further on the centrality of empathy and listening to those with different perspectives, offering empathy practices that complement the other practices identified in the talk. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-06-24 Morning Sit with Instructions: Allowing and Recognizing Wisdom at Work (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:46
Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Awareness and Wisdom

2022-06-23 A short talk on developing gratitude as a resource for facing up to the climate crisis 11:34
Jill Shepherd
Developing gratitude as a resource that strengthens our capaity to turn towards challenges, based on the Active Hope training by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-06-22 Don't worry, be happy 59:44
Ruth King
Working with restlessness and worry
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Retreat

2022-06-22 What does the ecological crisis mean for Buddhism? 43:07
David Loy
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-06-22 Practicing with Polarization, Differences, and Conflict: Six Basic Practices 68:22
Donald Rothberg
In the context of increased political polarization in the United States and many other places, we look at how, in so many settings, whether the larger political situation, or social change organizations, or spiritual communities, there is very often a lack of skill in working with differences and conflicts. We examine some of the roots of why being with differences and conflicts is hard, including widespread social conditioning to be either conflict-avoidant or conflict-indulgent, and several other core roots. We then suggest six basic practices which address these roots, including: (1) being willing to open to and explore differences and conflicts, (2) empathy, (3) working with views, (4) working with reactivity and difficult emotions, (5) wise speech, and (6) heart practices. The invitation to listeners is to practice these six (or some of the six) for the next period of time!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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